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obama next week. >>> throw on the purple and put on the game face. ravens leave tore denver for a critical playoff game and ravens fans are not far behind. we are live showing you how they will be heading out to the mile high city. >> what better way to show your pride than wearing 52. find out where ray lewis ranks in the hottest nfl jerseys. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. we have to get you ready for today. we have our purple on. it's playoff purple friday. and how is the weather going to be out there mike masco is here to take a look. >> we are talking about temperatures starting out on the chilly side but 60s close to 70s on the weekend. we barbecuing? good idea. >> i like that. >> 34 right now -- right now at joppa. annapolis 37. and it's on the chilly side and things are going to be cloudy during the duration of the afternoon. weather headlines reflects cloudy skies. showers develop after the 2:00 hour and bank on the idea of a foggy friday night. but it's about the mild ride into the weekend where temperatures get into the 60s. here
inside pakistan in less than two weeks. the obama administration has begun 2013 with a flurry of drone attacks inside pakistan, raising speculation is accelerating the bombings before its capacity to carry them out is diminished with a planned withdrawal from afghanistan by the end of next year. according to a tally by the website long war journal, u.s. drones have already killed as many as 11 civilians and 30 suspected militants in the first 10 days of the year. confirmed, that would mean a death ratio of more than one civilian for every three suspected militants. it would also already exceed the official civilian death toll for 2012, though that number is likely to small because u.s. policy deems all adult males as militants unless contrary evidence emerges after their deaths. according to the washington post, the future stationing of cia bases that launch the drone strikes will be among the topics discussed by the white house and afghan president karzai during karzai's current visit to washington. the obama administration has reportedly set its expectations low for passage of a new
inauguration for president obama. every week, viewers vote for your choice online. and this the friday lightning round. this week, inauguration corporate donations won 4% of the votes. back with the panel. at one point, corporate donations were off-limits for this deal. now they are on. charles? >> off-limits if it's your first inaugural and you have to run again. on limits if it's the second and you don't care. this is with everything that obama is doing domestic and foreign. he no longer has to show the pretense so he can dispense with the niceties. >> bret: kirsten? >> i'm torn on this one. you don't want the government paying for it. so i guess the preference is corporations pay for it. or you can cancel it. those are sort of your options. if i have to choose one of those i'll go with the corporate donors. i don't know what else you're supposed to do. it's better than having the taxpayers pay for it. >> corporate donor, you owe them. that's the problem. >> i think that is what the whole system is based on. unfortunately. that's why we need campaign finance reform. the way it is now
meetings on how to curb gun violence in america. he wants to give his proposals to president obama by tuesday of next week. he said why it is important act now. >> nothing that has gotten to the heart of the matter more than the visual image of six year-old kids riddle. not shot with a stray bullet, but rattled. >> of the comments came on the same day that a student was shot and wounded at a california high school where another was taken into custody. for more, the vice president was meeting in the white house as we were getting news that there was yet another school shooting, and there is a real sense of urgency that is still there. >> we saw president obama after the shooting a visibly upset, saying he would use the power of his office to act on gun- control and do it quickly. he asked joe biden to convene with a sense of urgency. they had been meeting to move things forward quickly. they want to get in that space while people are still shocked about the killings. the tragic irony is that while he was meeting people and talking about it today, on the west coast, somebody else was
two weeks. we will be taking up the obama assault on the second amendment with his presidential power, by talking with trey gowdy and peter jensen. also tonight, a live report on big news out of washington. president obama officially nominating jack lew to head up the treasury department. shannon bream handles that for us. we will take an in-depth look at what has become an epidemic in this country. doctor robbie ludwig joins us on the psychology of what is a culture. what some call human graffiti. and secretary geithner not winning resounding support from republicans despite the fact that is budget director in the clinton administration, he presided over three straight balanced budgets. shannon bream has our report. reporter: >> i cannot think of a better person to continue then jack lew. reporter: president obama signaling plans to continue by nominating jack lew. he has handled a string of issues that has impacted the economy. >> he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. for all the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, he is a guy who
their findings next week with president obama. >> there's a real, very tight window to do this. i committed to him i'd have his recommendations to him by tuesday. >> bind met with representatives of the national rifle association and other organizations that oppose new controls on guns and ammunition. he said the team is exploring a ban on selling high-capacity gun magazines. he also said the government wants tighter background checks on people buying guns. the nra and other groups say such controls infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms. >>> the suicide of a star high school basketball player in japan is generating nationwide attention and raising questions about physical abuse in schools. the student left behind a note saying the teacher who coached his club team beat him on a number of occasions. the teacher defended his actions saying it was sports discipline. nhk world reports. >> reporter: members of the osaka board of education have spoken again and again about the loss of one of their students. the high school basketball player committed suicide last month. in a note, h
the week off. nevertheless, it's been a very busy one here in washington. president obama made two major cabinet announcements in chuck hagel and just yesterday jack lew and while not a cabinet position, the president nominated john brennan to head the cia. all three posts need to be confirmed when the senate gets back to work. and speaking of approval, the president will kick off his second term seven points more popular than the first-term average flying in the face of history, though it's still early. five of the seven u.s. presidents re-elected since world war ii have been less popular in the second terms. so can the president use early momentum to push the policy agenda? let's spin. guys, i have been saying for a while now i think that his second term he's going the see a lot more pushback from the friends on the left than his foes on the right. for one, he's been re-elected. i think the gop has generally resigned themselves to the fact that they're going to be four more years to obama and they have a little less incentive to hang him for every misstep he has but democrats are incen
and homes on leesburg pike. work resumes next week. >>> today, president obama and afghan president hamid karzai will meet for the first time since president obama was re-elected. the leaders will discuss what the u.s.'s role in afghanistan will be when the war ends there next year. karzai had dinner last night with secretary of state hillary clinton. the meal came after the two had a private meeting. they also discussed the future afghanistan, including preparations for that country's elections next year. >>> funerals are being held today for some of the victims of yesterday's bombings in pakistan. at least 120 people died in the blast. it was the deadliest day in that country in years. more than half of the victims died in attacks on a billiards hall in southwest pakistan. a sunni militant group with ties to the pakistani taliban is claiming responsibility for the bombings. >>> new this morning, an apparent hostage situation inside a los angeles mall that's still going on. l.a. police say two armed men somehow got into a mall at lax about two hours after closing last night. they believe
thing i'm not happy about, folks: obama's failed second term. it doesn't start for two weeks and it is a disaster. point is, i gave it a chance. even members of obama's cabinet are jumping off the s.s. barack like rats leaving for an opportunity in the private sector. [ laughter ] but the thing that disturbs me and my fellow pundits with air time to fill, is who obama has picked to replace them. >> have a look at this picture. ask yourself. look closely. what's missing? >> do you notice something? there are no women in the picture. >> where have the women gone? >> it shows the president with senior advisers in the oval office, all of them are male. >> stephen: those four white guys are right. [ laughter ] this is the 21st century. when filling his cabinet, there's only one question he should be asking: >> hey, where the white women at? [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: that's true. folks, look. this picture is damning. and i don't care if 43% of obama's appointees have been women. they're not in this photo. i live by one rule. if i can't see it, it does not exist
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everything they can to strip americans of their right to keep and bear arms. >> president obama will likely reveal new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. among them, may include a ban on assault weapons and a national gun database. >>> looks like california's budget nightmare may finally be over for a while. we have gone from a $25 billion deficit to a slight surplus. governor brown rolled out his spending proposal today. it includes a general fund of $97.7 billion. it features an increase in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal discipline, even when things are starting to look good for california this year. so his message today is that that deficit may be gone but we still have a wall of debt to pay back from the hard years. an
recommendations from his meetings this week to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and from gun owner groups. the president of the national rifle association says he left that meeting disappointed. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same position he's taken for years. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting we said we have already made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. gun owners along with supporters of gun control packed a meeting in santa rosa. we'll tell you how their comments could influence gun policy legislation on capitol hill. >>> a former death row inmate accused of killing his own mother is due in court this afternoon. 70-year-old dennis has admitted to killing 90-year-old nelli turner in their vallejo home. he's a convicted killer first sentenced to death in 1966 for murdering two teenage girls but hi
violence. the vice president said recommendation for president obama next week. afghan president hamid karzai is in washington d.c. today meeting privately with president obama and they will hold a joint news conference at the white house. you will be able to see it live at 1:15 eastern on companion network c-span at 5:30 eastern. president hamid karzai will be at georgetown university talking about relations between afghanistan and the u.s.. c-span will have coverage of that starting at 5:30 eastern. >> you could read the president's. unlike anyone else. he came as close as anyone to gaining admittance into what wrap it sure would called roosevelt's heavily forested interior. unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to press him, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell willkie, who he'd be, within his office and they remained friends. wendell willkie said the president why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. wendell willkie did not like hopkins and roosevelt said you may be in this off
of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing.
in washington where president obama will soon meet with hamid karzai the president of afghanistan. karzai's week in washington has included a dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and a meeting with outgoing defense secretary leon panetta, but face time with president obama is the meeting that could make headlines because u.s. troop levels in afghanistan will likely be a key topic. so, let's bring in white house correspondent dan lothian. what's expected to come out of this meeting? >> reporter: well, first of all, it's a chance for both of these leaders to sit down and talk about the future of afghanistan, both economically, the transition that will take place and militarily. the big discussion obviously is what the u.s. footprint will look like in afghanistan after 2014. president obama during his first campaign and the last campaign promised to withdraw troops from afghanistan. it was part of his overall military strategy ending the war in iraq, winding down the war, and ending it in afghanistan. and so this big question, will there be some troops left in afghanistan after 2014. ther
learned from joe biden that he's going to beat that deadline by 2 1/2 weeks. the vice president says he's going to have his recommendations to president obama by tuesday. this upcoming tuesday. the 15th. as a lifelong procrastinator i'm kind of jealous. but as somebody who covers the news for a living, um surprised. this usually does not happen. everything's always down to the wire, right? but this is happening early. it's happening faster than even expected. and it's really important that it is happening that way. the same week of the president's press conference a "washington post" op-ed, a person who is the top white house assistant on domestic policy issues, one of the last times we pride ourselves out of moral traction to do something about reforming our laws on guns, wrote with some advice for president obama. he said, "50 years later essentially it's all about urgency, it's all about the timeliness and how quickly you could act." "if ever there was a moment for president obama to learn from history, it is now, in the wake of friday's shootings at the elementary school in newtown,
the obama administration's desire not to have rick warren part two. that plagued him for weeks. weeks and weeks. and knowing how well the lbgt movement worked for the obama reelection campaign, there's no way they were interested in messing this up. there's a bottom line. lgbt helped get obama reelected and he knows that. >> cenk: i think you've hit on it exactly. that so how did they get him reelected? the lgbt community is strong, but not a high percentage of the voters. >> true. this is the most pro lbgt president we've ever had undoubtedly, by saying that you believes that all people should have the right to marry their partner, has been the most visible proponent of same-sex marriage on the planet, the most visible head of state on the planet. that message moved tons of people who were on the fence about obama reelection into the obama camp. that in spired a lot of fundraisers to really galvanize to open pockets and wallets. that brought him a lot of money. we reported that depending on who you're asking, one in five or one in six of the major bundlers for the obama reelection ca
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conversations] [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] afghan president hammed karzai visiting the u.s. this week. met today with president obama at the white house. in a few minutes president karzai speaks at george town university. you can see live on our companion networking c-span. coming up later today c-span2 q & a with sonia on the non-profit group that works with high-risk youth through mentoring, after school programs and community involvement. that's at 6:00 p.m. eerp. at 7:00 matthew, director and producer of the movie that looks at problems in american health care and cost effective solutions. called roosevelt's heavily forested -- [inaudible] he unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell was in his office. they remained friends. and he said to the president, why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. he did not like hopkins. and roosevelt said, you know, you may be in the office someday and you'll understand, but he asks for nothing except to serve me. >>
from the video game industry today. >>> the last time president obama and afghan president ahmad karzai spoke face-to-face was about four months ago via video conference after a week when the white house suggested it's considering a zero option in it afghanistan when it comes to troops post 2014, floating the possibility of withdrawal or bust as a negotiating tactic. we'll be watching what the president and karzai say in public at their press conference this afternoon. karzai, who met yesterday with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon with secretary of state hillary clinton, has different expectations. perhaps as many as 15,000 troops staying, which he hinted at in comments yesterday. >> can assure you, mr. secretary, that afghanistan -- with the help that you provide, be able to provide to people and to protect. >> and protect karzai. karzai added, that help is needed, quote, so afghanistan will never again be threatened by terrorists from across our borders, suggesting he understands the u.s. priorities there. the white house considers plans that range from roughly 3,000 to
leader obama is more determined than ever to take away our guns in that he has never tried to take away our guns. [ laughter ] but last week, he appointed reich marshal biden to head up a gun safety task force that will convene a "series of meetings" and "offer recommendations--" "in an effort to build consent for action." meetings? recommendations? effort? [ laughter ] folks, that is a slippery slope to jackbooted powerpoint presentations. [ laughter ] now, fortunately, folks, there are rational voices out there, who have a reasoned response to those who want gun regulation. >> now get a gun and go after her hide! well said. and sam's not alone. standing with him is nra head wayne lapierre, who in the wake of unimaginable tragedy, put forth a simple plan to reassure our troubled nation. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to have put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> stephen: yes, just put armed officers in every school. they can work it into the prom theme: enchantment under the siege. [ laughter ] and folks
-span. afghanistan president hamid karzai is in new york this week for meetings with president obama, cabinet secretaries, and members of congress. he will talk about what is ahead. live coverage from georgetown university at 5:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> if you ask how many are self- identified libertarians, depending on what poll you look at, you may be getting 10% to 15%. if you give people a battery of questions, as in, and "do you believe in x? ?" you believe in y you get more. if you ask if your economically conservative but socially liberal, you get over half of the people saying that is what they are. just because they say these things does not mean they do. if you ask if you want smaller government, they say yes. if you ask them if they want them to spend less money, they will say yes, but if you ask them they want to cut things, they will not say so. it has been as low as 10% and as high as 30%, so the libertarians, it could be a big movement. it could be a big group of people that have a shared ideology that have influence, but for various reasons, they are not organized. >> a po
. a ridge of high pressure with plenty of sunshine through next week. we'll have the seven-day forecast coming up. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>> president obama will discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan with president hamid karzai today. karzai made the rounds in washington this week including dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. an afternoon news conference is set after discussions on the future u.s. role in afghanistan. he also met with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon. he reportedly had a western list of military equipment including drones and helicopters. >> be able to provide security to his people and to protect [ indiscernible ] >> the obama administration warns not to expect anything firm on troop numbers that come out of today's meeting. >>> 6:19. the colorado movie theater shooting suspect facing arraignment today. a judge ruled there is enough evidence now for james holmes to go on trial on all of the 166 counts against him. but his lawyers say there is -- they are not ready to enter a
message even before police arrived. >>> the obama administration's effort to curb gun violence meanwhile and tighten gun laws is in full swing with three days of meetings this week. >> vice president joe biden is leading a traffic force to find concrete proposals on gun control. as craig boswell reports, the nra got a seat at the table yesterday. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: vice president joe biden says he will have a list of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: the vice president says he is focused on the types of weapons that can be owned. also among the suggestions from the task force is a ban on high capacity gun clips and closing what is called the gun show loophole. the administration says it is looking for legislative proposals and may try executive action. >> the truth is that through executive action, it is very tough for the white house to make that much of a difference. they are not going to ban the sale of certai
. >>> 4:37. president obama will discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan with president hamid karzai today. karzai has made the rounds in washington this week including dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. a news conference is set after the discussion on the future of the u.s. role in afghanistan. white house officials say the president will not announce any decisions on troop withdrawals after the war formall in 2014. >>> governor brown released his budget yesterday complete with $851 million surplus. schools are the big winners. k-12 and community colleges will get an extra $3 billion. medical gets an extra $350 billion and a billion goes into the rainy day fund. brown says the key now is to hold the line on spending. >> what i think is compassionate, what is good for the state of california, and what we can maintain over time instead of just enjoying a momentary high and then having a hangover many years later. >> the bad news, california still has a mountain of debt to pay back after borrowing during the down years. >> so
that deadline by 2 1/2 weeks. the vice president says he's going to have his recommendations to president obama by tuesday. this upcoming tuesday. the 15th. as a lifelong procrastinator i'm kind of jealous. but as somebody who covers the news for a living, um surprised. this usually does not happen. everything's always down to the wire, right? but this is happening early. it's happening faster than even expected. and it's really important that it is happening that way. the same week of the president's press conference a "washington post" op-ed, a person who is the at least at the federal level. in terms of what we're going to do on this subject. the gun lobby, the nra at least, in some ways is a victim of their own success. their political m.o. is to prevent anybody from even bringing up gun control legislation, to make it seem politically impossible to even broach the subject. and so they're not used to having the debate, their side of the argument, with powerful, motivated, organized proponents of the opposite view. in other words, they have been so successful at shutting down any possible de
whether president obama will have d.c. license plates on his limo during the inauguration. the council passed a resolution earlier this week declaring the president should display the plates that read taxation without representation. they were then called to the white house to discuss that resolution. president clinton used the tags during his second term in office. >>> the pentagon is preparing for billions of dollars in cuts. defense secretary leon panetta is asking his department to brace for the cuts. the defense department will start freezing civilian hiring. it also plans to delay awarding some contracts and holding off on some maintenance. the pentagon is facing nearly a half trillion dollars in cuts over a decade. >>> 6:46 right now. today for the first time, the fallout from that fiscal cliff deal will start to show up in your paychecks. cnbc's courtney reagan live with that story. courtney, good morning. >> good morning to you. that's right. we're all probably going to feel it today. it's payday for many americans. but not as much money heading into our pockets as last pay pe
in afghanistan, has laid out a range of troop level options to president obama, from as high as 20,000 to as low as 6,000, to stay on to train afghan soldiers and fight al qaeda. white house officials are said to favor fewer troops. this week, deputy national security adviser ben rhodes even suggested it's possible that no americans will stay. the president declined to name a number today. >> i'm still getting recommendations from the pentagon and our commanders on the ground in terms of what that would look like. and when we have more information about that, i will be describing that to the american people. >> woodruff: in november, the u.s. and afghanistan started negotiations on a so-called "bilateral security agreement" to govern any future american military role. u.s. officials have insisted that any troops who do stay must have legal protection, as the president said again today. >> we have arrangements like this with countries all around the world, and nowhere do we have any kind of security agreement with a country without immunity for our troops. >> woodruff: in turn, karzai said now th
comes as patrol the u.s. and nato troops approaches. >> president obama here meeting with secretary of state delegate cleansing for dinner the two were trading helped stories about dehydration following clinton's recent medical ordeal that kept away from work for weeks. >> earlier on thursday at the pentagon secretary of defense lyonnais panetta welcomed the afghan leader. sources say the president arrived with the wish list of military equipment. >> what we talked about yesterday was let's move beyond a wish list of equipment. it is fair to say we made very good progress on the key issues we discussed. >> our meeting i believe will help lead the groundwork for presence arzi discussion with president obama on these and other topics prepar. >> provide security for the people. >> the obama administration warns not to expect any thing about troop numbers to come out of the meeting. the two sides are moving closer to ending the 11 year war on tower and began a stand. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> also this morning president joe biden will be meeting with gun groups. including in are a
are. because he's promising to have them out by the beginning of next week. oo eye promised to have it to him by tuesday. doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion. the public wants us to act. >> president obama could use an executive order to restrict weapons in the country. intense arguments lies heyed. >> we still live in a democracy in this country. after next tuesday the fight will move from the white house over to capitol hill. that is where the gun owners in this country are really going to show their strength, their fortitude and what democracy is all about. we are going to be coming out there and this fight is far from over. >> today at 2:15 vice president biden is going to meet with members of the video gaming industry whose meeting has focused on the actual guns themselves. now the attention it turning to the way guns are talked about and played with virtually. >>> the gun debate is not only front and center in the nation's capitol but across the country. we have seen outrage from both sides specifically after a story out of westchester county. a local paper there the j
pirate. she's looking to taxes, immigration, guns. in other words, become more like president obama. ahoi, there, maties. that's a swash buckling idea. but, unfortunately, the gop is going the other way. political says they're vowing to pillage next week cutting funds on demanding offsets. these include congressman hal rogers, mik mulvaney and tom mcclintock. give them all an eye patch. that's just awful. today, a republican lawmaker had this to say about mr. legitimate rape, todd aiken. >> he went on and said, you know, in a situation of a rape, a legitimate rape, a woman's body has a way of shutting down so that pregnancy would not occur. he's partly right on that. i'm an ob-gyn doctor and i've delivered lots of these things. it is true. >> that easterble. give him an eye patch, too. folks, these tea party republicans are forcing people to walk the plank. joining me now is a swash buckle in his own right, bob schrum, nyu professor. he just wrote a daily beast column saying, what we have in washington is not a functioning congress, but a one-ring circus on the far right. and, also with m
weeks. how the president's nominees could effect u.s. troop withdrawal. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the pastor who was supposed to deliver the benediction at president obama's inauguration is now backing out. that is after remarks made by the reverend louie surfaced that he made two decades ago condemning the same sex rights movement. spokeswoman for the presidential inaugural committee says they didn't know about his past comments. she says he was chosen by his conferences attract tens of thousands of young people. >>> three years after a devastating earthquake haiti is still in dire straits. they are in need of medicine, and food and clean water. human rights groups are holding solidarity civiles across -- vigils across the world. activists say the red cross received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations but they say very little has gone to help earthquake survey survivors. >>> seismologists giving a second thought to a theory on how a major earthquake on the san andorra warehouse fault mate effect thousands of people in california. the two sections of the fault are co
. the state has seen a series of strong thunderstorms this week. flash flood warnings are in effect now. another storm system is expected there this weekend. >> just 11 days away from the inaugurati inauguration. up to 800,000 people are expected to attend president obama's swearing in ceremony on january 21. d.c.'s metro system is getting redid for the busy day. 150 additional transit police from other agencies will be on duty to help handle the crowds. metro will also adjust its hours. trains will operate on a rush hour schedule for 17 consecutive hours. nbc washington has everything you need to know about the inauguration. to learn how the event will impact your neighborhood, go to nbc washington.com/inauguration and click on low gals guy. >> a grocery store is picking up on a national trend and allowing customers to sip wine and beer and shop. the whole foods market now has an on site license to sell beer and wine by the glass. there's a new bar i think stalled there, so customers can sit and ena drink. but they're also permitted to carry their drink through the aisles. the store sa
has been the real course of all these meetings over the course of this week. the group says they believe that the obama administration is less interested in protecting children and more interested in attacking the second amendment. so the nra says that the white house is set on blaming the actual weapon rather than getting tougher on the person using it. here's some of that. >> we feel very strongly that gun crime needs to be prosecuted vigorously and that is not happening under this administration. the president and the vice president on the other hand blame everything on firearms, and we know enough and we've got a little experience with firearms and what works and what doesn't work, to think that what they're talking about is essentially cosmetic feel-good legislation that will not prevent another newtown, much as they would like to do that. martha: there is that as background here. chris wallace joins me right now, anchor of "fox news sunday." good morning, chris. good to have you with us. >> good morning to you, martha. martha: i want to listen joe biden as well and lis
is that there's nothing new actually in a lot of these gun lunatics comparing obama to mao and stalin and to hitler. they have been doing that his entire presidency. it's only in the last couple weeks that they've kind of been elevated because we're having this conversation about gun control. if you remember back, they opposed the health care bill because they said the health care bill was going to take away all their guns. i'm not making that up. that was like -- >> right. >> that was a major thing going on in the far right wing grassroots, that we have to stop this health care bill because it's going to take our guns. seriously. >> a continuing theme for them. >> it is. >> now, karen, the firearms apologists started out by saying that the solution to gun violence was more guns, but now it seems they're almost saying that the solution is more violence. take a listen to conservative author mr. ben shapiro. >> the basis for the second amendment is not really about self-defense. i fear the possibility of a tyranny rising. it is about resistant to government tyranny. history is replete w
. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>> president obama will discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan with president hamid karzai today. he made the rounds in washington this week including dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. an afternoon news conference is set after discussions on the future u.s. role in afghanistan. white house officials say the president will not announce any decisions whether any u.s. forces will stay behind after the war formally ends in 2014. >>> don't look now but california is steaming toward a budget surplus maybe for the foreseeable future, too. governor brown released his $145 billion budget yesterday complete with an $851 million surplus. schools are the big winners. k-12 and community colleges get an extra $3 billion. medi-cal gets an extra $350 billion and a billion will go into the rainy day fund. the key is to hold the line now on spending, governor brown says. >> what i think is compassionate, what is good for the state of california, and what we can maintain over time instead of just enjoyin
the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary hilda solis. perhaps the most high-profile woman in the cabinet, secretary of state hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the next announcement to have some women, maybe some minorities to be part of it, to offset this self-inflicted error. >> now white house officials are pushing back against that criticism, noting that there are many women in subcabinet level positions. as for the vice president, he says he will issue his recommendations to the president next tuesday. matt? >> kristin welker at the white house this morning. as always, thank you. >>> the president of the national rifle association joins us live. mr. keane, thank you for your time. appreciate it. >> my pleasu
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